Category: Community Focus

Semi-annual Friends of the Library spring book sale this weekend

The Friends of the Library, an independent and all-volunteer organization, is hosting its 70th anniversary book sale April 20–24.

Discover exclusive summer savings for UF faculty and staff 

From blueberry picking to pet sitting services, we’ve curated a list of GatorPerks discounts to help you make the most of your summer vacation.

Gift will expand STEM education at Wertheim UF Scripps Institute

The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute received a $4 million grant from the Glenn W. Bailey Foundation to expand opportunities for aspiring scientists.

New Worlds Reading Initiative distributes 5 million books

The New Worlds Reading Initiative, administered by the UF Lastinger Center for Learning, has shipped more than 5 million books to eligible Florida students.

Expand your financial literacy with new UF/IFAS program

Thanks to a partnership between UF/IFAS Extension and Bank of America, Floridians have access to free counseling and financial management education.

Free tax prep services available

The 2024 tax filing deadline is April 15 — Explore available tax prep services in your area.

Explore summer camps and spring break programs

Find the right summer camp or spring-break activity for your school-aged children. From UF camps to Gainesville-area athletic, academic, fine arts camps and more, we invite you to explore our Summer Camps Directory that lists camps throughout the Alachua County area. A handful of camps scheduled around spring break are also listed.

Gainesville named best city to move to in Florida

USA Today recently ranked Gainesville as the best city to move to in Florida due to its low unemployment rate, great schools and low crime.

Explore foster care opportunities

Faculty and staff interested in learning more about foster care are invited to a virtual information session on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

It’s not too early to start making plans for summer!

Get a head start with your summer plans — join us this Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Reitz Union tabling area, outside the north entrance to the first floor, to meet representatives from area youth summer camps and to learn about UF’s year-round GatorPerks program.

No registration is required. You can plan ahead by viewing the floor layout and visiting our website for the full list of participating camps and businesses.

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